PORT HURON, Mich. – Head as fast East as you can on Interstate 94 in Michigan and you’ll find yourself in Port Huron, just across the river from Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. On the last day of July, this border-crossing town north of Detroit closes off its downtown area to host the annual MainStreet Memories car show. This year marked the 4th annual show for this rapidly growing regional event. After drawing 438 vehicles for last year’s show, MainStreet Memories pulled in more than 600 registered vehicles for 2019. And Gary Steward, CFO of MainStreet Memories, told us he’s already planning to top 800 registrants for the 2020 show next July.
While the MainStreet Memories show welcomes all makes and models and certainly is not an all-Ford event, we found plenty of Blue Oval rides on display throughout downtown Port Huron, as our photo gallery below will attest. MainStreet Memories also has a full schedule of activities to keep the thousands of show-goers entertained throughout the day. One of our favorites was the Canadian Model T Assembly Team, which happened to be set up directly across from our Ford Performance Meet-and Greet display with our free Mustang poster giveaway taking place all day. And it didn’t hurt that the 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt once campaigned by factory racer Milo Coleman in the Super Stock A Class and now owned by collector Art Goodsel, was on display right in front of our tent.
The event also featured door prize drawings, a 50/50 raffle, a kid’s zone, and of course an awards ceremony. One of the best features of this show is that it gives back to the community via their charity of choice, which is The Council on Aging, Inc. Over the past three years prior to the 2019 show, MainStreet Memories was able to donate over $37,000 to the organization. Enjoy our photo recap below:
FORD PERFORMANCE PHOTOS / COURTESY MARCUS CERVANTES